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Fish SellingPhilippinesRandy is a fish vendor from Iloilo, Philippines. He is 38 years old, married and has three children ages 13, 10, 8. Randy has been in the fish-vending business for more tha...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamQuyên is 39 years old and she is married with three children. She lives and works in Dong Son district, a rural area in Thanh Hoa province. This is Quyên's first loan wit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanFeruza is a 30-year-old woman. She is married and has one child. Feruza is involved in selling men's shoes and clothing. She sells at a local market. Her mother helps her w...Read their story >
FoodCambodiaAn old woman living in Kampong Cham province, Sokhorn is 61 years old and a mother of six children. To support her family, she earns income via pork-selling and works as a ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorJose is 48 years old and lives in his own home along with his three children. He has a bazaar that is located near his place of residence. Jose sells a variety of product...Read their story >
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